Ascent of San Jacinto Peak on 2017-11-09

Climber: Jason Rossman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, November 9, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:San Jacinto Peak
    Elevation:10839 ft / 3303 m

Ascent Trip Report

My first real SoCal hike and it was everything I hoped for. As I had never hiked in the area before, my research led me to He has a great page about doing San Jacinto. Very detailed so there were no surprises and I never got lost. I picked up a free permit at the Idyllwild ranger station. I parked at the Deer Spring Trailhead. I did not have a parking pass, but I didn't see any signs that I needed one and didn't have a ticket when I got back. It was a cool day and the summit was colder, of course, but not too bad or too windy. I saw two people on the way up. I had the summit alone for about 5 minutes before I was joined by a guy who had hiked up from the Palm Springs side, but was taking the tram down. Many people coming up from the tram as I was heading down. Just a beautiful day all around.

Start: 6:30am
Summit: 11:45am (approx.)
Finish: 4:30pm

19.08 total miles
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5223 ft / 1591 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5223 ft / 1591 m
    Round-Trip Distance:19.1 mi / 30.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5223 ft / 1591 m
    Distance:9.3 mi / 15 km
    Route:Deer Springs, PCT
    Start Trailhead:Deer Springs Trailhead  5616 ft / 1711 m
    Time:4 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5223 ft / 1591 m
    Distance:9.8 mi / 15.7 km
    Route:Wellmans Divide, PCT, Deer Springs
    End Trailhead:Deer Springs Trailhead  5616 ft / 1711 m
    Time:4 Hours 16 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jason Rossman
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